Category: Wild Media

JUSTIN LEMANSKI MOVED TO QUEBEC CAPITALES OF THE CANAM LEAGUE

TAMPA FL – Just days after the season is over, Justin Lemanski was awarded reliever of the year in the  Empire League. He will now move on to play at the next level with the Quebec Capitales of the CanAm League.

Lemanski posted outstanding numbers for the New Hampshire Wild as a reliever tossing 25 innings of work posting a 1.44 ERA with a record of (2-0). Lemanski was lights out all season long throwing a lot of strikes. In the 25 innings he struck out a total of 25 batters.

What a week it has been for Justin as it just so happens that today is his Birthday. Not only was he clutch for the Wild but he was awarded reliever of the year and now will be playing at a high level of baseball.

The Empire League wishes Justin the best of Luck and look forward to continued success.

Article by Empire Media

BENNY COLLESANO SELECTED BY SUSSEX COUNTY MINERS OF THE CANAM LEAGUE

PLATTSBURGH, NY – Benny Collesano woke up today thinking he would be going to pitch the elimination Wild Card Game against the Puerto Rico Islanders. Instead, he was selected by the Sussex County Miners of the CanAm League.

The right handed throwing Collesano  posted a 3.05 ERA in  41.1 innings pitched  with 25 strikeouts for the New Hampshire Wild.

The Empire League would like to congratulate Benny Collesano and wish him the best of luck moving forward.

Article by Empire Media

NEW HAMPSHIRE THIRD TEAM TO CLINCH A PLAYOFF SPOT IN 2018 PLAYOFFS

CONCORD, NH – The New Hampshire Wild have officially clinched the 2018 Empire League Playoffs after a comeback victory over the Old Orchard Beach Surge.

The Wild have just 4 games remaining in the season and even if they lose all 4 games, the team will win the head to head  against the only other team that could be a threat which is the Old Orchard Beach Surge. The  Surge have 4 games remaining as well against the Aguada Explorers who have struggled big time at the end of the season. A series sweep would mean the Surge would need help from the New York Bucks  to take out the Plattsburgh RedBirds.

If the Wild can finish strong against the Puerto Rico Islanders, the team can take the 3rd seed.   During these Playoffs, the number 2 seed will take on the number 3 seed in a one game Wild Card Playoff to see who will advance to the 2018 EPBL Championship series and the number 1 seed will face off against the number 4 seed.

This will be the Wild’s  first playoff appearance in team history.

All Wild Card games will be played on August 10th at Chip Cummings Field. Followed by the Championship Series on the 11th to the 13th.

Article by Empire Media

EPBL MITCHELL HILLERT SELECTED BY IRELAND NATIONAL TEAM

TAMPA, FL – Empire Leagues Left handed pitcher Mitchell Hillert has been selected by the Irish National Team to represent Ireland.

Hillert, is a two year Empire League player who started his career as a  rookie in the Empire Leagues 2017 season with the Puerto Rico Islanders pitching nearly 50 innings and striking out 37 batters posting a (4-3) record.

He would sign once again out of camp in 2018 with the New Hampshire Wild.  Hillert pitched 27 innings striking out 20 batters before departing to Ireland for his first selection in the World Level of competition.

Im exited and beyond happy to represent Ireland and my family from Kildare. – Mitch Hillert

Hillert joins an elite group of Empire League Players who have moved on to play at elite level of professional baseball.

Article by Empire Media

STEVEN FIGUEROA MOVED TO THE QUEBEC CAPITALES OF THE CANAM LEAGUE

RINCON, PR – Steven Figueroa of the New Hampshire Wild has been punishing the baseball offensively since the start of the season and will now be putting on a different  uniform.
His work has not gone unnoticed, and today it will be rewarded as he will be sent up to play in the CanAm League for the 2017 Champions Quebec Capitales.
Figueroa will report to Yogi Berra Stadium for Batting Practice at 4pm.
We wish him the best of luck as he attempts to succeed at the next level in Pro Baseball.